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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Hyundai Santa Fe than the Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Convenience
The Nissan Pathfinder requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Hyundai Santa Fe or the Nissan Pathfinder, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Hyundai Santa Fe is slightly shorter than the Nissan Pathfinder, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Pathfinder, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Hyundai Santa Fe will do just as well as the Nissan Pathfinder, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe has less seating than the Nissan Pathfinder, making the Nissan Pathfinder the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will in the Nissan Pathfinder.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Nissan Pathfinder.

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Compare the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder.

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2017 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $30,800 - $41,150

2016 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*: $29,830 - $43,300
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.43% As low as 2.11%
City MPG: 17 - 18 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 23 - 25 26 - 27
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $29,335 - $38,642 $27,731 - $40,231

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.